The Major Midget Girls went to Ottawa to compete in a near home tournament for Ontario Cup 2017. The girls fought hard all season to play against the toughest teams in Ontario and they were rewarded with the opportunity to play in Division 2. They went in ranked 7th in D2 but played above that and managed to win their 5th place game on Sunday to finish 13th in the Province.
Friday night’s game was a tough matchup against some very good players on the Caledon Cougars, ranked 3rd in the division. The game was a tight, back and forth low scoring, defensive battle through the first half. The Blazers had a furious second half comeback but in the end fell by a score of 43-36. Saturday morning featured another tough game, this time against the 2nd ranked team, Blessed Sacrament. This time, the girls fought and clawed their way over the Bees and took the victory, 56-48. Heading into their final round robin game against the undefeated Basketball Wallaceburg team, they needed a win to hopefully play for gold. The wallaceburg crew did everything right and the Blazers couldn’t match their scoring as they fell 65-37 to finish in a 3 way tie in the division. The tie breaker put them in 3rd in the division and set up a matchup Sunday morning versus Flamborough Fire. The Blazers finished their season with a big victory 61-53 to claim 5th.
The team’s coaches Kim Sauve and Randy Douglas deserve a lot of credit for taking them to the top. Congratulation girls